Dear Employer Partners,
Happy November! The Fall semester is coming to a close and we’re writing to thank you for including Tufts in your recruitment planning this year! We also wanted to highlight some important dates as we conclude our employer programming this semester.
- Upcoming Holidays: Veterans Day (Nov. 11th), Thanksgiving (Nov. 25th & 26th), and Christmas (Dec. 24th-Dec. 31st)
- Last Day of Classes: December 14th, 2021
- Final Exams: December 16th-December 23rd
We ask that employers conclude their virtual interviews and other programming by December 10th, 2021. Employers will be able to begin scheduling virtual interviews starting on January 1st, 2022.
We have begun to plan our Spring 2022 semester programs, and you’ll find more information about those upcoming events below. Our plan is to offer our employer engagement opportunities remotely in the spring as well. We welcome an opportunity to speak with you about your spring recruitment plans. Please reach out to the Employer Relations team member associated with your industry sector listed below.
Employer Relations Team
Supporting the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and The School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
- Sue Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations
- Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director, Employer Relations
- Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
🌻 Meet Tufts Students at the Spring Virtual Career Fair!
Tufts will be hosting its Spring Virtual Career Fair on Friday, February 11th from 1-4pm (EST) on the Handshake platform. Registration is now open for employers to sign-up for this upcoming recruitment event.
Register by December 15th to receive a $50 Early Bird Discount!
- We will be hosting 100 employers maximum for the fair, so we encourage employers to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
- We also recommend that employers plan to have at least 2-5 representatives attend in order to be able to host 30-minute group sessions in addition to 10-minute 1:1 individual chat sessions with students.
- We encourage attending employers to host at least one group session as it is the most efficient way to reach larger groups of students. Each group session can have a different descriptive title if you want to use this opportunity to engage in a variety of topics such as general info session, Ask Me Anything panels, a session around a particular role you are hiring for, etc.
- Employers should make sure to update their Handshake profiles with new jobs and internships well in advance of the fair date. In addition, please highlight any Tufts alumni representatives that will be representing your organization by listing their name, Class Year, and Major in your fair employer description.
- Employers need to build out their schedules in advance of registration opening for students, which will begin on January 28th. Students will be unable to sign-up for group sessions or one-on-one sessions until you have your built schedule finalized and visible in Handshake.
- For more information and details about the event, please visit the Spring Virtual Career Fair page on Handshake.
☕ Employer Coffee Hour – Friday, November 12th, 1:30pm-2:30pm via Zoom
We will be hosting our Employer Coffee Hour this fall semester on Friday, November 12th from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
Topics for Discussion:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruitment Strategies in collaboration with campus partners
- Bring one recruitment idea that you have implemented at your organization to share with the group
- Tufts Updates on DEI in the Career Center
We will be sending along a Zoom invite to all interested employers prior to the event.
💼 Virtual Student Interviews (OCIs) – Best Practices for Spring
Tufts On-Campus Interviews, or OCIs, are a great way to interview several candidates in a row for a job opening at your company. Employers are welcome to arrange virtual spring OCIs starting January 1st, 2022. Read some best practices for arranging an OCI at Tufts this spring (*please note: At this time we are planning for all OCIs to be conducted virtually in Spring 2022)
💕 Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30th – Undergraduate Internship Challenge
Student internships can serve as a catalyst for exploration, growth, and even career choices. Many remain unpaid, presenting a barrier to entry. Jon Levy, E83, is looking to break those barriers by offering #TuftsGivingTuesday’s first undergraduate internship challenge. Join him, make a gift, and support opportunities for today’s students.
🐘 Jumbos4Jumbos Launches for Winter Break
Jumbos4Jumbos is an opportunity to offer projects and micro internships that will provide current students with exposure to an industry or an opportunity to build new skills such as data analysis, marketing, etc. This year the program will be managed via The Herd, where alumni and students engage in flash mentoring conversations. The site makes the process seamless and alumni are able to self-manage and monitor the process from beginning to end.
We hope that alumni with projects will consider offering them during the upcoming winter break between December 23rd – January 18th, 2022. Tufts’ spring semester will begin on January 19th and projects should conclude before the beginning of the semester.
Employers with traditional full-time positions and summer internships (remote or in-person) can still post those positions on our Handshake site for students and alumni to access and apply for per our usual process.
You will find information about the program along with an FAQ and full guide on our Employer Relations site.
🗞 Tufts in the News
Highlighted articles about Tufts University:
- Coming Soon: A New Center for Indigenous and Native Students at Tufts | Tufts Now
- Shining a Light on U.S. Latinx Art and Artists | Tufts Now
- How Film and Media Studies Grew at Tufts | Tufts Now
- Tufts Alumni Establish $25 Million Challenge to Aid Low-Income Students | Tufts Now
📖 What We’re Reading
On November 8th, colleges and universities across the country recognized first-generation students, as well as faculty and staff who were first-generation. This date also commemorates the day Congress approved the Higher Education Act (HEA) in 1965. Below are some articles related to this important topic.
- Career Development Needs of First-Generation Students (naceweb.org)
- The Role of Career Services in First-Gen Student Success (ncda.org)
- Advising First Generation College Students (ksu.edu)
- Academic Advising and First-Generation College Students: A Quantitative Study on Student Retention | NACADA Journal (allenpress.com)
- First-Generation College Students’ Perceived Barriers and Career Outcome Expectations: Exploring Contextual and Cognitive Factors, Journal of Career Development, 2021-Apr
📨Team Contact Information by Industry
If you are interested in connecting with Tufts Career Center, please send us an email. We will respond to you as quickly as possible and look forward to hearing from you. Our staff members support undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts only.
Please check out our Employer Relations website for all information including policies (e.g. offers to students) and other great information about engaging with Tufts University.
Sue Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations
- Healthcare, Life Sciences, & Environmental Science
- Non-Profit, Education, & Social Justice
- Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
- Partnership Programs @ Tufts
Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director, Employer Relations
- Arts, Entertainment, Communications, & Media (Creative Careers)
- Sports & Leisure
- Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business
- Government, Politics, International Affairs, & Law
Willa Mayo, Recruitment Coordinator, Employer Relations
- Main point of contact for Employer Relations Team
- Assisting with virtual events, interviews, job/internship/co-op postings
- Career Fair Events
- Handshake Questions
- Newsletter Content & Distribution